Definition of varroa mite
: any of a genus (Varroa) of parasitic Asian mites that suck the hemolymph of honeybees and their larvae; especially : one (V. destructor) of worldwide distribution that is a serious pest of the European honeybee
Origin of varroa mite
New Latin Varroa, from Marcus Terentius Varro
First Known Use: 1983
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